Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India with the all-new Audi e-tron GT
The new Audi e-tron GT four-door electric coupe was launched in India with prices starting at 1.80 crore for the base Quattro variant and up to 2.05 crore for the premium RS variant. This is the German manufacturer’s third electric offer in India after the e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUVs, launched a few months ago. It arrives in India as a fully built unit (CBU). The car is manufactured at the Audi Bollinger Hofe factory in Germany. The Audi e-tron GT made its world debut in February this year.
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The e-tron GT coupe is available in two versions – e-tron and RS e-tron. Visually, the electric car’s signature e-Tron motif panel instead of the grille, bold sculpted lines and a large indentation on the hood. While Matrix LED headlights are offered as standard in the RS variant, they are also available as an option on the regular e-tron. However, Audi laser light is available as an option for both models. The Audi e-tron GT rides on 19-inch wheels which can be made larger to 21-inch alloys with aero blades. At the rear, the car receives an end-to-end LED tail light with an arrowhead-shaped LED light signature. In terms of proportions, the Audi e-tron GT is 4,989mm in length, 1,964mm in width and 1,418mm in height. The wheelbase is 2903 mm. The car is offered in nine colors: Ibis White, Ascari Blue, Florest Silver, Kemora Gray, Mythos Black, Suzuka Gray, Tactics Green, Tango Red and Daytona Gray.
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Inside, the Audi e-tron GT boasts a well-stocked 5-seat cabin with a large 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit console and 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen as standard. The cabin design of the e-tron is very much in line with that of a classic Gran Turismo, as the front seats are installed in a sporty low position separated by a wide center console. The system supports natural voice commands and Audi Connect services. MMI navigation plus comes standard with a Wi-Fi hotspot offering intelligent navigation with e-Tron-specific functions.
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The e-tron GT also comes with custom software that delivers unique exhaust tones to further amplify its sports car character. The system is called AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System), and it generates separate exterior and interior sounds using loudspeakers placed both outdoors and indoors. Two other modes are available: Comfort and Dynamic. In the former, the exterior sound is wider and of better quality, while in dynamic mode it is even more powerful and the sound is also added to the interior of the passenger compartment.
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The Audi e-Tron GT comes with two Permanently Excited Synchronous Machine (PSM) motors on each axle, mated to a two-speed transmission on the rear axle and an electric all-wheel drive. The electric car is equipped with an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery and is backed by 800 volt technology allowing rapid DC charging up to 270 kW.
The standard e-tron GT Quattro variant offers power up to 350 kW or 469 hp with a maximum torque of 630 Nm. The RS e-tron GT, on the other hand, has an output of 440 kW (590 hp) and 830 Nm of maximum torque. A boost function is offered, which increases the maximum power output of the standard model and RS to 523 hp and 637 hp for a maximum of 2.5 seconds, respectively. While the e-tron GT Quattro has a range of 500 km, the RS e-Tron GT has a range of 481 km. The e-tron GT Quattro can sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 245 km / h. The RS variant does the same in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 250 km / h.
The Audi e-tron GT is equipped with AC and DC charging options. The company claims that the car can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in 9.5 hours using an 11 kW mains charger or in 5 hours and 15 minutes via an optional 22 kW mains charger. With a 270 kW DC charger, the battery can be charged from 5 to 80% in just 22.5 minutes.
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